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Jutanugarn Wins Scottish Open, Moves To World No. 1

Ariya Jutanugarn posted a final round 66 at Gullane Golf Club to claim her third victory of the season at the ASI Ladies Scottish Open.

Ariya Jutanugarn
Ariya Jutanugarn on the 18th hole at Gullane Golf Club after winning the 2018 ASI Ladies Scottish Open in Gullane, Scotland. Credit: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Jutanugarn got off to a somewhat slow start on Sunday, offsetting a bogey with a birdie to sit even-par through six holes. But the 22-year old Thai picked up the pace depositing a hat trick of birdies on No. 7-9, and a fourth two holes later on No. 11. She added another gain on the par-5 16th hole to reach 13-under par, one clear playing partner Minjee Lee.

The victory earned Jutanugarn $225,000 as well as a return to the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

“It means a lot to me to win the tournament. I told the caddie this week, you know, what I really want to win on a links course, even one time in my life will be good, so right now my dream come true,” said Jutanugarn.

Lee finished one back at 12-under par following a 66. The Aussie signed for a clean card with five birdies.

Jin Young Ko (67) and Haeji Jang (69) were five shots back at 8-under par, one clear of Carlota Ciganda (69), and overnight co-leader Amy Yang, who struggled to a 72.

I.K. Kim was solo-sixth at 6 under, one better than surprise 36-hole leader Tiffany Joh, who overcame a 9-over 80 on Saturday to post a solid 70 on Sunday and secure a top 10.


2018 ASI LADIES SCOTTISH OPEN


FINAL TOP 10

1. Ariya Jutanugarn -13 (-5)
2. Minjee Lee -12 (-5)
3. Jin Young Ko -8 (-4)
3. Haeji Kang -8 (-2)
5. Carlota Ciganda -7 (-2)
5. Amy Yang -7 (+1)
7. In-Kyung Kim -6 (+3)
8. Jacqui Concolino -5 (-5)
8. Lee-Anne Pace -5 (-1)
8. Tiffany Joh -5 (-1)


FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


WINNER’S STATS


TOP-LINE NUMBERS

Driving: 263.4 yards
Fairways: 23/56, 41.1%
Greens: 57/72, 79.2%
Putts: 118

SCORING

Par-3s: -4 (4 Birdies, 12 Pars)
Par-4s: -1 (6 Birdies, 33 Pars, 5 Bogeys)
Par-5s: -8 (1 Eagle, 7 Birdies, 3 Pars, 1 Bogey)
All-72: -13 (1 Eagle, 17 Birdies, 48 Pars, 6 Bogeys)


QUOTABLE

“It means a lot to me to win the tournament. I told the caddie this week, you know, what I really want to win on a links course, even one time in my life will be good, so right now my dream come true.”
– Ariya Jutanugarn

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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